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Jan 1, 2011 1 Comment ›› Angelia

AP: A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 earthquake hit off the shores of Japan's southern Pacific island.

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Jan 1, 2011 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) – The embattled border city of Ciudad Juarez had its bloodiest year ever with 3,111 people killed in drug violence, an official said Saturday. The city across from El Paso, Texas, has seen its homicide rate soar to one of the highest in the world since vicious turf battles broke out ...

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Jan 1, 2011 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — A U.S. troop buildup in 2010 was meant to blunt the momentum of the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. Now it is 2011 that has become the make-or-break year. U.S. and NATO officials have sought to put a positive face on the last 12 months of fighting here, citing significant military ...

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Jan 1, 2011 13 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Smoking Gun: Arrested this week for allegedly masturbating while seated next to a teenage girl on an airplane flight, the 50-year-old suspect told police that he was actually massaging and itching himself because he had spilled Tabasco sauce on his penis. Escamilla’s unique explanation for his alleged indecent exposure is contained in police reports detailing the ...

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